Stockton Animal Services Will Help Animals in Need by Hosting a Two Day Wellness Event

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Back by popular demand, the shelter has expanded the wellness event to two days: 10/11 – 10/12

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Because the demand is so high, we're expanding our next event to help make spay/neuter surgeries and vaccinations even more accessible to Stockton residents. It's also a great opportunity for us to educate the Stockton community.

What was previously a one day wellness event has now expanded to two full days for the Stockton community. Stockton Animal Services is meeting the community demand by hosting a FREE Canine Wellness Weekend October 11 – 12 at Weber Point Events Center. Free spay/neuter will be provided for Chihuahuas and pit bulls, as well as free vaccinations for all dogs. Details and times are below. Stockton Animal Services hopes to reach the pet guardians who are in most need by providing an extra day of spay/neuter.

The Canine Wellness Weekend will kick off on Saturday, October 11th, with appointment-only spay/neuter surgeries. Stockton residents will be able to claim a spot starting 10/7 at 10am by dialing the registration line: 415-554-3000. Stockton Animal Services expects the 40 slots available for Chihuahuas and pit bills to fill up quickly.

Sunday, October 12th, will also feature free spay/neuter, but will be first come, first served versus appointment based. Check in begins at 7am and attendees are encourage to show up early as space is limited.

“At our previous wellness events, people have started lining up as early as 3am,” says Tammie Murrell, interim manager at the Stockton Animal Services. “Because the demand is so high, we're expanding our next event to help make spay/neuter surgeries and vaccinations even more accessible to Stockton residents. It's also a great opportunity for us to educate the Stockton community about how many lives can be saved by spaying/neutering.”

In addition to first come, first served free spay/neuter on Sunday, the event will also hold a free vaccination clinic from 8am – 12pm. All dogs, regardless of breed, are eligible to receive vaccines and a microchip free of charge.

“With the combined forces of Stockton Animal Services staff, Animal Protection League volunteers, Carrington College’s Veterinary Technician program students, and the San Francisco SPCA, Stockton residents will be able to leave this event with their dogs spay/neutered and with all the important vaccines,” says Kate Kuzminski, DVM, director of shelter medicine at the SF SPCA. “It takes a large team and we are all excited to make it a two day event. We plan on completing at least 100 surgeries and over 1,000 vaccinations and microchips.”

The last Spay Day event on June 8th finished with 66 alterations and over 700 vaccinations and microchips provided.

For more information, visit Facebook.com/StocktonAnimalShelter.

Rules and guidelines:
Saturday, 10/11

  •     Spay/Neuter Clinic

         -By Appointment only
                    -Appointments can be made starting 10/7 at 10am by calling 415-554-3000
                    -No appointments can be made before 10/7
         -Eligible for pit bulls and Chihuahuas only, mixes qualify
         -2 dogs per household
         -Space is limited, please arrive early
         -Proof of Stockton residency required

Sunday, 10/12

  •     Spay/Neuter Clinic

         -Check in begins at 7am
         -First come, first served
         -Eligible for pit bulls and Chihuahuas only, mixes qualify
         -2 dogs per household
         -Space is limited, please arrive early
         -Proof of Stockton residency required

  •     Vaccination Clinic:

         -Eligible for all breeds
         -No limit on dogs
         -San Joaquin County residents qualify

About the Stockton Animal Shelter
Animal Services is a Division of the Stockton Police Department. The Animal Shelter is jointly operated by the City of Stockton Police Department and San Joaquin County.

The Stockton Animal Shelter works with many different rescue groups, fosters, and a collaboration of Animal Control and the Animal Protection League that operates as Animal Protection League (APL).

The Shelter is continuing to grow their relationships with many rescue groups both locally and in surrounding areas to better serve the San Joaquin County community.

Support the Stockton Animal Shelter by adopting, donating, volunteering and spreading the word. SAS has Stockton volunteer opportunities through Animal Protection League to care for shelter dogs and cats, conduct adoption counseling, provide foster care, and help with the Community Cats Program.

For more information about Stockton Animal Shelter pet adoption, call the Stockton Animal Shelter at (209) 937-7445 or visit stocktongov.com/animals.

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